I recently encountered two different nonprofit board related problems. The first was a board member, a major donor, who was constantly bringing minor issues, such as the type of hall cleaning fluids being used, to the CEO & board colleagues. Another was a board chair whose organization had a highly competent CEO. But the person needed to have better interpersonal relationships with individual board members.
If your board is encountering these types of “wicked” problems, the book, “Going For Impact: The Nonprofit Director’s Essential Guide Book–What to Know Do and Not Do.” can be of substantial assistance.